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Set a permanent column view default for the Finder
Authored by: mazatty on Feb 23, '05 11:25:59PM

i have a little script to restart the finder from back in the day when you couldn't authenticate to manipulate files you don't have permissions on. if you execute it with sudo the finder will restart as root. to get your finder back you just execute the script as yourself. here is the script:

#! /bin/sh

# quit the finder
echo "quiting the finder"
osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to quit'

echo "restarting the finder"
# open the finder again
/System/Library/CoreServices/ &

echo "done"

i have found it very useful to change the appearance for the root user to the opposite of you user account. so, i use the blue appearance and have set root to use graphite. this way i can easily see who is running what. although now-a-days i don't run apps as root very often.

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